But the draw was enough for Saint-Etienne to top the standings on goal difference over second-placed Rennes.
With the win, Esteghlal edged Al Shorta on goal difference to finish second behind Al Ahli, who were confirmed group winners before the match. Enditem
Uruguay will meet Chile in Montevideo and Argentina face Ecuador in Buenos Aires in other opening day fixtures.
On Thursday, R&F had more ball possession, but it was Shenhua who fielded 11 native players in the starting line-up and created more real chances.
Zidane has a doubt over Martin Odegaard after confusion surrounding a COVID-19 test, but the coach's main problem will be how to get the best out of an attack likely to still be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio, who are struggling with fitness issues.
The two games ended a round of matches that saw Liverpool win 2-0 away to Chelsea on Sunday, while Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-1 and Manchester United were beaten 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their first league match of the campaign. Enditem
Speaking ahead of his side's Carabao Cup game against Barnsley on Wednesday, Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said that former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is now a technical and performance advisor at the club, had been instrumental in the signing.
He said that those events have shown that "we can organize safe sports events even without a vaccine."
The striker Mehdi Ghaedi and the midfielder Ali Karimi gave a 2-0 lead for the Iranian side in the first half. Cheick Diabate scored the third goal with a header in the 54th minute.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG edged Beijing Guoan 1-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday, securing the top spot of Suzhou Division.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.